JPM Top Group Cultures

I am joining JPM this summer and with placement coming I was wondering if anybody would have insight on the culture of some of the top groups (hours, vibe…) I have already seen a lot about FIG, but what about other groups like HC, M&C, LevFin, and C&R? Thank you for any input

Comments (282)

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jan 23, 2022 - 12:15pm

In terms of hours C&R and Healthcare are among the highest with analysts averaging 80+ hours per week on a consistent basis. 

FIG and M&C analysts average in the 70s with a bit of variation depending on the week.

SLF is probably a bit less

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 23, 2022 - 1:56pm

do you have insights on FIG, the people i spoke with seems nice but on wso they get shit on, and hows the return rate for the FIG group

Jan 23, 2022 - 2:43pm
Columbia10, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not the original poster, but I've been with the group for a while now and am happy to answer questions if you PM me.

I was a bit surprised and disappointed to read some of the things posted as I've enjoyed my time in the group. Would encourage you to speak with former analysts and associates if you have concerns, ideally those who have left within the last year or two. They'll give you an honest perspective and provide greater color vs. some of the anonymous comments you've seen online. 

  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Jan 25, 2022 - 8:16am

Lol I'm in M&C, I assure you I haven't seen a 70 hour week in months. We're so understaffed and have had so much turnover in recent months.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jan 26, 2022 - 6:24am

Two people have left in the last 5 months, while more have joined in the same period

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 23, 2022 - 1:06pm

Real estate has great culture- have a friend in the group

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jan 24, 2022 - 10:56pm

One up this - have heard the real estate group has a great culture / deal flow

  • VP in IB-M&A
Jan 23, 2022 - 3:53pm

HC, M&A, Tech are brutal. You will get worked extremely hard. 

Most groups at JPM are rough and hours will not be easy, along with having no Saturday off policy. Contrary to the post above, C&R is known as one of the weaker and more relaxed groups at the bank

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 23, 2022 - 4:20pm

Do not join M&C. Will lose out to GS/LionTree more often than not and that transforms into seniors grinding the juniors even more.

Source: I'm in the group. Was not a fun time after Amazon/MGM was announced

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 23, 2022 - 5:14pm

Adding onto this, the hours can be brutal depending on which deals you're staffed on. It seemed to be the same people left on the floor pulling 80-100+ hours. Crazy to see a couple of meetings still going on from 2-4 am. Considering how rigorous M&C is, the group is underrated.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 23, 2022 - 5:13pm

Any info on the JPM Power & Renewables group (nyc) ?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Feb 1, 2022 - 10:54pm

Limited connections to the group, but seems like pretty good culture. Think hours are about what you'd expect for JPM, but recently promoted extremely young MD has really helped the culture top down from what I hear.

  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Jan 25, 2022 - 10:59am

For a coverage group at JPM, great culture and less sweaty. Culture flows down and seniors respect vacation / pencils down / protected weekends. Focus on m&a but typically do not receive an m&a team staffing on projects.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 25, 2022 - 9:37pm

Group doesn't get much recognition on this website, but at JPM it has a solid reputation. Effectively a coverage group that does its own execution. Heard the culture is great in part b/c seniors are in the regional offices and juniors are in NYC

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jan 23, 2022 - 7:13pm

How about the culture and hours of Levfin?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jan 25, 2022 - 9:17pm

at JPM and agree with this, quite sweaty - culture as gotten better i guess since pencil's down is generally respected but yeah weekends less haha.. and even though you get one protected weekend per quarter sometimes ur not even expected to take it or even if u take it its not respected when something comes up (which always does lol)

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jan 25, 2022 - 3:10pm

yeah its impossible 

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 27, 2022 - 8:14am

consumer retail & business services. i think they recently changed their name haha

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 25, 2022 - 4:26pm

Anyone else here getting multiple outreach emails from DI?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 25, 2022 - 6:56pm

Haven't, but I've already spoken with a handful of ppl in the group-- do u think they're reaching out to ppl who haven't reached out yet?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 30, 2022 - 3:47pm

Bump. Does anyone have current info on the group? Would a traditional coverage group like C+R/Tech be better for a more broad experience of skills?

Jan 27, 2022 - 3:47am
TheBuellerBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Anecdotally, had a friend who was in HC. He was a top bucket guy and got more and more work placed on his desk under the facade of "you're killing it and have a strong future here so you should work on xyz". He eventually got so miserable that he asked the PE firm he was going to if they would be okay if he left his analyst program 8 months early, which they okay'd. So he left immediately. He said the people were neither that great nor were they terrible. 

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Jan 28, 2022 - 1:11am

Keep in mind that you don't KNOW until you get the actual official group placements. It happens every year at every bank, even with an explicit nod from the sponsor.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 27, 2022 - 10:07pm

how many people do you have to speak with in a group to get them to rank you high? i've spoken with 6 people in my top group but i heard some people have spoken with 10+ 

  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 27, 2022 - 11:03pm

It's not just about how many people you speak with, it's also about our impression of you. If I had to choose between a kid who spoke with everyone in our group and gave off a meh impression vs a kid I didn't personally get to speak with but heard great things about from the people who did speak to him, I'd go with the latter any day.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 27, 2022 - 11:45pm

gotcha so do you have to rate the candidate or do a write up and send it to the intern sponsor or something? like how does it work on the other side

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 2, 2022 - 7:22pm

What is this case study? I have a FT super day with HC coming up and am wondering what to expect.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 30, 2022 - 1:08am

does anyone know what the m&c process is looking like rn? 

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 30, 2022 - 10:04am

It doesn't seemed to be super structured like M&A, I've just been talking with a bunch of people. How are you doing it?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 30, 2022 - 3:39pm

When did they tell you

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Jan 30, 2022 - 5:56pm

They typically get really squirrelly (and sometimes outright lie) with the language so make sure you get a meaningful commitment. If they want someone, there will be very explicit conversations and they will make it clear. 

"We're ranking you top" would be one of many ways they could communicate this. I'm not sure i would take "high" with much conviction if it's a competitive group.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 30, 2022 - 6:49pm

If a sponsor tells me that I should rank them #1 to get them, is that a good sign? They didn't explicitly tell me that THEY would rank me top though. Do these explicit conversations happen later on in the networking period?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 30, 2022 - 1:08pm

anyone know the process for tech

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 30, 2022 - 6:39pm

For anyone doing the HC case study-- how technical do u think we should get with it? Ik it said it can be qualitative or quantitative, but idk if more technical would be more impressive? but also there's barely any space

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 2, 2022 - 7:24pm

What is this case study? I have a FT super day with HC coming up and am wondering what to expect.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 2, 2022 - 10:21pm

oh it was this thing for intern placement where we had to research a company and make a short deck, idk if they will do something similar for FT

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 31, 2022 - 1:32pm

Bump, nothing on my end yet. Was under the impression there would be an email of some sort regarding "next steps". Someone please let us know if you've heard anything?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 31, 2022 - 4:28pm

Bump i def would've expected something Monday, especially given there should be more interview to come?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 31, 2022 - 8:52pm

any updates on m&a?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 31, 2022 - 9:01pm

wassup with these groups, tech team and c&R arent even responding

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 31, 2022 - 9:06pm

Have you already had conversations with the intern sponsors/senior people in each group and they aren't responding or are just the people in the group generally not responding.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 31, 2022 - 9:10pm

the sponsors usually refer to some analyst and associate, the only teams i had conversations with (3-4 people) are fig and M&A others were one or two people and if i follow up with sponsors they don't respond 

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 1, 2022 - 3:18pm

i think they are where u would speak to more senior ppl

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 1, 2022 - 2:27pm

Did you hear back about a 2nd round?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 1, 2022 - 3:05pm

did they just let you know about 2nd round today?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 2, 2022 - 10:23am

the sponsers for M&A said they will let us know their decision on thursday (i didnt get a second round(

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 3, 2022 - 12:09pm

do u know when on thursday? bc from what i understand, the second rounds end in the afternoon

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 2, 2022 - 1:17am

not at JPM but just curious, is this for full-time or intern placement? I'm at another bank doing intern placement and some of the comments are useful to me. 

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 2, 2022 - 12:52pm

damn this sounds intense af

good luck 

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 2, 2022 - 2:50am

Anyone hear back after turning in the HC Case Study?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 2, 2022 - 11:06am

no i have not. do u know anything about what comes after the case study?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 2, 2022 - 1:32pm

is anyone else feeling very pressured by groups rn? how do i manage that while waiting to hear from other groups' processes?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 2, 2022 - 5:45pm

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